If you have never had a magicJack before, upgrading is not an issue. You’re just getting a new device. But suppose you already have a mJ+ 2012 and you want to upgrade to the 2014. What are your best options? Continue reading
I just got a two paragraph email from magicJack services about 911 services, this time not from Dan. Continue reading
Last year, I did a little research to find out the exact cost of running a magicJack plus original model. For the 2012 model, it cost $2.41 per year. I used the Kill-A-Watt EZ to determine the exact amount based on the average cost per therm for the previous year. This year, assuming the average cost per therm has not changed, the 2014 model comes in at Continue reading
Are you sure your e911 is working on your magicJack? Yesterday mine was. I enabled it last week when I was registering my new device. Suddenly this morning it was disabled. This doesn’t seem to be a big thing until you actually have an emergency and thought you had emergency 911 enabled. Except Dan disabled it without telling us first. Continue reading
Since I ordered the magicJack plus 2014 and still have the magicJack plus original, it makes sense to compare the two in as many ways as possible. We already know the 2014 is bigger and has three new as-of-yet-unexplained ports on it, but how does it sound? In the below video, I compare audio samples using a pre-recorded quote from Albert Einstein. Continue reading
I don’t have an android 4.3 device. Mine’s Gingerbread. But you might! Previously, we have found that many people with android 4.3 could not get the magicJack app “Talk Free” to work properly. Check out this post and its comments for more information. Help us out! If the app update fixes the incompatibility for you, please post in the comments. Continue reading
We’ve been through the order process, and seen it unboxed. Now it’s time to register the device. Watch as I show how to maximize options that will allow you to try out the new device without entirely dropping the service with your old magicJack device. This registration process is geared toward the person who already owns a magicJack device and has an active magicJack account.* Nevertheless, it may help to look at what you’ll be seeing during registration even if you are a new magicJack owner before you are confronted with the same screens so you can be somewhat prepared, so please read on! Continue reading
The magicJack 2014 just arrived. Watch me unbox it for you in this video below.
I like the smallness of the packaging. It’s set up so that two devices can be packaged together in the same size foam insert, so there may be a special twofer deal at some point in the future. While the packaging is clever, I would like to have seen it be even more environmentally friendly. Foam packaging today can be made of water soluble soy-based foam very similar in protective properties to what is seen here. Continue reading
It helps to know before-hand as much as possible what to expect when registering a device. To that end, I figured it would be a good idea to type up a list of questions and chat with magicJack support about it. What follows below is my chat session with Jeaniza. I made an effort to frame my questions in such a way that it would be easy to answer with a simple “Yes” or “No”. Some of the answers surprised me, so I had to rephrase and ask additional questions, but overall, I think I learned a lot about the registration process before actually doing it.
Update: 2012.12.17: For the holiday season, magicJack has been adding the six months to transfers, when you upgrade from any previous version magicJack to the 2014 version, not ust giving you a choice between 6 months or whatever’s left on your transfer. For the first time from magicJack, it’s sort of like transfer “rollover minutes”. Early adopters did not have this choice. If your device had less than six month, you did’t transfer – just let the old device lapse. If your device had years left, you could transfer, but lose the six month advantage for buying the new device. I’m not sure how long this behavior will last with magicJack, but if you were thinking of transferring, especially from the USB-only version, this might be the best time to do it. Continue reading
I just ordered the magicJack plus 2014. I know I said I wouldn’t, but I really wanted to see what’s in the box. Follow along with me as I show you how to order without adding unnecessary upsells. Continue reading